Achievements / Awards


Under Rohan's able leadership, the number of awards Angel Aquarium (Pvt) Ltd has received are many.

  • Angel Aquarium (Private) Ltd participated at the International Fish Competition held at Aquarama 2011 in Singapore on 28th May 2011. The company won the 3rd place for guppy category. The company was represented by the Managing Director Rohan L. Fernando at Aquarama.
  • Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 all Island final Awards Ceremony held at the BMICH in Colombo, Rohan was the recipient of a National Bronze Award in the medium category in 2010.
  • At AQUARAMA 2009, The 11th International ornamental Fish and Accessories Exhibition 28 – 31 May 2009, Suntec Singapore International Fish Competition, I was awarded prizes for :

    Guppy Category - Class 9 – 1st Prize & Class 8 – 3rd Prize

  • Gold Award Winner in Large Business Category in the District in the Best Entrepreneur Awards 2009, Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce, awarded on 15 September 2010.
  • Gold Award Winner in Medium Business Category in the District in the Best Entrepreneur Awards 2008, Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce, awarded on 17 October 2009.
  • Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year 2008, Medium Category Provincial Merit Award (Western Provincial Awards). Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka. Awarded on 24 November 2009.
  • Bronze Award in the Micro-Industrial Category, Western Province, at the Entrepreneur of the Year Competitions held by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) in 1996 and 1997.
  • In 1996, I became the Champion Aquarist at a competition sponsored by Air Lanka, securing 7 more awards at the same competition.
  • First prize for the Best Aquarium Exhibit of the Aquarium Show '93 held by the 'Association of Sri Lanka Specialized Aquarium Fish Breeders 1993.
  • For three consecutive years from 1990 to 1992, I won the NARA Challenge Trophy for breeding the best quality live bearers for export.
  • First prize for the Best Export Quality Fishes Bred in Sri Lanka at 'Sri Lanka Aquarists Festival 1992.
  • First prize for the Best Export Quality Locally Bred Fish at 'Sri Lanka Aquarists Festival 1991.
  • First prize for the Best Furnished Aquarium at 'Sri Lanka Aquarists Festival 1991.
  • First prize for the Best Marine Display at 'Sri Lanka Aquarists Festival 1990.
  • First prize for the Best Furnished Aquarium at 'Sri Lanka Aquarists Festival 1990.
  • Prize for the Best Koi on show at 'Reflections 90' held by the 'Sri Lanka Bonsai Association 1990.
  • Won first class awards at the all island 'Lions of Lanka Hobbies Show 1986' for the following:
    • Display of water plants
    • Tank of Barbs
    • Tank of Marines
    • Outstanding marine fish
    • Marine Invertebrates
  • Won first class awards at the all island 'Lions of Lanka Hobbies Show, 1984' for the following:
    • Best display of live bearers
    • Best display of barbs
    • Freshwater aquarium
    • Three freshwater aquariums
    • Best arrangement of water plants in the tank
    • Show Championship Award 1984
  • Being a committed fish breeder, in 1978, I successfully bred a rare variety of fish, the Cardinal Neon Tetra, a native of the Amazon river, promoting captive breeding of fish for conservation purposes.

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  • Member of Advisory Committee in Export Development Board (E.D.B) - 2013
  • Mr. Rohan Fernando was appointed as the Co-President of the Live Tropical Fish Exporters' Association of Sri Lanka in September 2012.
  • Mr. Rohan Fernando has also been appointed to the Presidential Task Force in the Ornamental Fish Sector by Hon. Basil Rajapakse, Minister of Economic Development, Sri Lanka.

Aquarama 2011


Angel Aquarium (Private) Ltd participated at the International Fish Competition held at Aquarama 2011 in Singapore on 28th May 2011. The company won the 3rd place for guppy category. The company was represented by the Managing Director Rohan L. Fernando at Aquarama.



Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 & 2010 - Gold Award & Bronze Award


At the Entrepreneur of the Year contests held by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), Rohan Fernando, Chairman of Angel Aquarium was the recipient of the Gold Award for the large category in Hambantota district in 2009. He received the Provincial Bronze Award in the medium category in the Southern Province. At the final Awards Ceremony held at the BMICH in Colombo, Rohan was the recipient of a National Bronze Award in the medium category in 2010.



Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 - Gold Award


Mr. Rohan L. Fernando, Chairman, Angel Aquarium (Pvt) Ltd was adjudged the Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 in the medium scale category by the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce. He received the Gold Award for being the Best Entrepreneur in the medium scale category from the Chairman Sri Lanka Ports Authority at the award ceremony held in Hambantota recently. Honorable Chamal Rajapaksha, Minister of Ports and Aviation was the chief guest at the event.



Aquarama 2009


Angel Aquarium (Private) Ltd participated at the International Fish Competition held at Aquarama 2009 in Singapore on 27th May 2009. The company won the 1st place for guppy category under class 9 and secured the 3rd place for guppy category under class 8. The company was represented by the Managing Director Rohan L. Fernando at Aquarama.



Under Rohan’s able leadership, the number of awards Angel Aquarium (Pvt) Ltd has received are many. In an all island competition - the Lions of Lanka Hobby show in 1984, Rohan won nine first class awards. For three consecutive years from 1990 to 1992, he won the NARA Challenge Trophy for breeding the best quality live bearers for export. In 1996, Rohan became the champion aquarist at a competition sponsored by Air Lanka, grabbing seven more awards at the same competition. He won awards at the Entrepreneur of the Year competitions held in 1994, 1996 and 1997 by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka. These are awards that any businessman in Sri Lanka would aspire to obtain due to the prestige they carry within the country’s enterprise field.


Angel Aqaurium Awards